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AIS National Conventions

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The AIS National Conventions

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The American Iris Society (AIS) hosts National Conventions annually during the Spring Iris bloom with opportunities to tour iris gardens, attend educational presentations, meet and talk with irisarians and iris hybridizers (the folks that create new iris), enjoy welcome and awards dinners, purchase iris items from the AIS storefront and boutique, and participate in iris auctions. There is also a business meeting held during a Spring convention. The Spring conventions are hosted by AIS Affiliate Societies and Regions at varying locations each year across the United States and in Canada.

There are a number of popularity convention awards that result from convention attendee voting. Attendees do not have to be members of the AIS to particpate in the popularity voting. The popularity awards are listed below with links to each of the awards' pages:

There is also a Fall meeting held which is primarlily a business meeting. Previously the annual Fall meetings were held as in person meetings. Currently the Fall meetings are held in person every third year with the other two years being held virtually. The in person Fall meetings are also hosted by AIS Affilaites or members of AIS Affiliates at varying locations. For a printable list of the Fall Meetings click here.

Link to the Conventions Page on the AIS website.

The AIS National Conventions by Decade


2025 AIS Convention
Billings, Montana
Hosted by: Big Sky Iris Club
AIS Region 11
2025 Billings, Montana
2024 AIS Convention
Portland, Oregon
Hosted by: Greater Portland Iris Society
AIS Region 13
2024 Portland, Oregon
2023 AIS Convention
Dallas, Texas
Hosted by: Iris Society of Dallas
AIS Region 17
2023 Dallas, Texas
2022 AIS Convention
Las Cruces, New Mexico
Mesilla Valley Iris Society
AIS Region 23
2022 Las Cruces, New Mexico
2021 AIS Convention
Las Cruces, New Mexico
Cancelled by Pandemic
Rescheduled to 2022
Las Cruces, New Mexico
2020 AIS Convention
Newark, New Jersey
Cancelled by Pandemic
Newark, New Jersey


2019 AIS Convention
San Ramon, California
Hosted by: AIS Region 14
AIS Region 14
2019 San Ramon, California
2018 AIS Convention
New Orleans, Louisiana
Hosted by: AIS & Society for Louisiana Irises
AIS Region 10
2018 New Orleans, Louisiana
2017 AIS Convention
Des Moines, Iowa
AIS Region 21
2017 Des Moines, Iowa
2016 AIS Convention
Newark, New Jersey
AIS & Presby Memorial Irs Gardens
Newark, New Jersey
2015 AIS Convention
Portland, Oregon
Greater Portland Iris Society
Portland, Oregon
2014 AIS Convention
Dallas, Texas
Dallas Texas
2013 AIS Convention
Dallas, Texas
2012 AIS Convention
Ontario, California
Ontario, California
2011 AIS Convention
Victoria, British Columbia
Victoria, British Columbia
2010 AIS Convention
Madison, Wisconsin
Victoria, British Columbia


Overland Park, Kansas, May 11-16, 2009 Austin, Texas, April 14-19, 2008 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 2007 Portland, Oregon, May 22-27, 2006 St Louis, MO 2005
Fresno, CA 2004 Falls Church, VA 2003 Memphis, TN 2002 Hunt Valley, MD (PA) 2001 Dallas, TX 2000


Oklahoma City, OK 1999 Denver, CO 1998 Detroit, MI 1998 Sacramento, CA 1996 New York, NY 1995
Portland, OR 1994 Fort Worth, TX 1993 Atlanta, GA 1992 Washington. D. C. 1991 Omaha, NE 1990


Memphis, TN 1989 Oklahoma City, OK 1988 Phoenix, AZ 1987 San Jose, CA 1986 Philadelphia, PA 1985
Seattle, WA 1984 Boston, MA 1983 Denver, CO 1982 St. Louis, MO 1981 Tulsa, OK 1980


Huntsville, AL 1979 San jose, CA 1978 Memphis, TN 1977 Lansing, MI 1976 San Diego, CA 1975
Roanoke, VA 1974 Philadelphia, PA 1973 Portland, OR 1972 Wichita, KS 1971 New York City, NY 1970


Milwaukee, WI 1969 San Francisco, CA 1968 Denver, CO 1967 Newark, NJ 1966 Memphis, TN 1965
Chicago, IL 1964 Denver, CO 1963 Kansas City, MO 1962 Newark, NJ 1961 Portland, OR 1960


Oklahoma City, OK 1959 Syracuse, NY 1958 Memphis, TN 1957 Los Angeles, CA 1956 Hamilton, Ontario, Canada 1955
Salt Lake City, UT 1954 Boston, MA 1953 St. Louis, MO 1952 Shreveport, LA 1951 Sioux City, IA 1950


Portland, OR 1949 Nashville, TN 1948 Evanston, IL 1947 Boston, MA 1946 1945 Postponed
1944 Postponed Iowa 1943 Postponed New England 1942 Postponed Nashville, TN 1941 Evanston, IL 1940

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Fall meetings; - - - -
  • 2016 Sedona, Arizona November 4-5
  • 2015 Omaha, Nebraska
  • 2014 Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 2013 New Orleans, LA
  • 2012 Columbus, Ohio
  • 2011 Atlanta, GA
  • 2010 Portland, OR
  • 2009 Tulsa, OK
  • 2008 Las Vegas, NE
  • 2007 Raleigh/Durham, NC
  • 2006 Kansas CIty, MO
  • 2005 Minneapolis, MN
  • 2004 Little Rock, AR
  • 2003 Tucson, AZ
  • 2002 Ft Worth, TX
  • 2001 Greensboro, NC
  • 2000 Lincoln, NE
  • 1999 St Louis, MO
  • 1998 Bedford, MA
  • 1997 Austin, TX
  • 1996 Colorado Springs, CO
  • 1995 Oklahoma City, OK
  • 1994 Albuquerque, NM
  • 1993 Tulsa, OK
  • 1992 Overland Park, KS
  • 1991 Indianapolis, IN
  • 1990 Dallas, TX
  • 1989 Wichita, KS
  • 1988 Ft Worth, TX
  • 1987 Memphis, TN
  • 1986 Tulsa, OK

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